|Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Face Mask with Clary Sage ($9.99) |
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Hello, world...or at least the bit that drops by the blog! I have been a lot more erratic with my blogging this year, and I would credit this to my possibly unique status of being a blogger without a laptop. The pattern is here to stay for a while at least until I find a replacement. Moving on to brighter spots, I have been trying a lot of skincare over the past few months - from masks and serums to scrubs and peels, I have tried quite a few products - and the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask with Clary Sage has been one such new addition to my routine. I have oily-combination skin, and normally I steer away from oil-packed/intensely hydrating anything for my face. I spend a lot of time indoors, though, and the low humidity has been leaving my skin feeling a lot more dehydrated these days, and that's how I ended up giving this mask a try.
|Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask with Clary Sage - How to Use - Ingredients|
While I was a bit (a lot) worried about the oils listed on the ingredients list, I was intrigued with the neat little description about the hardy clary sage plant (enough to do a google search on it), and yes, of all the things that convinced me this mask would work, it was the story about this water-retaining plant on a lonely Mediterranean hill that got me interested. Plus, the fact that this is mask is one of the easiest to apply. The consistency of the mask is like a thick lotion, and it goes on the same, feeling thick and creamy on the skin. As instructed, I apply a thick layer of the mask, and it disappears as it soaks into to the skin. Wait about 10-15 minutes and wipe off - I prefer using a warm, moist cloth to wipe off the residue (which isn't much to take off with a dry tissue). Pat dry and follow with a moisturizer if needed.
|Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask|
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask definitely gets my vote for a simple, effective hydrating mask that delivers on it's claims. The creamy mask is easy to apply, and once I wipe off the mask, my skin feels moisturized and hydrated. Not oily - just soft, smooth, and moisturized. I use the mask every 2-3 days, always at night, and I follow this with a light moisturizer (Belif Aqua Bomb) since I feel it helps seal in the effect of the mask. Since the mask is almost like a cream and not really visible on the skin - and because it is so hydrating - this is definitely going into my in-flight skincare bag. I have oily-combination, acne-prone skin, and depending on the weather, I do have days when my skin feels a bit parched. This mask (along with gentle exfoliation) works for my skin, and I think it would be a good pick for someone in the normal-dry skin spectrum but not really a necessity for those with oily skin. Overall, one of the best masks I have tried in a while!
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